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Re- time, given a fairly significant life change....

I'm Verity (she/they), I'm just about to start working as a doctor in the UK! (!!!!)

🚑 still thinking about: critical care, prehospital + community emergency medicine, social determinants of health, mitochondria

🔖 storytelling in all its forms

🥟 and snaccs!

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My extensively tagged medicine-related links and resources: tagpacker.com/user/hc

💊 🚑 🔗

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Scholars, are there actually non-Google alternatives to Google Scholar?

MH 

I was going to look up how to look for counselling/a therapist then got distracted by twitter thread and then getting annoyed at people using "ND" to really mean autistic/adhd just use the words man

What works of fiction (books, movies, games, etc) would you consider to be especially "spiritually" or "philosophically" formative for you? Is there a beloved piece of literature/art that changed you or spoke to you to an extent that you might consider it "personal scripture"?

:boost_ok:

From Twitter, about Wordle score postings: no one listened to screen reader users about the "red flag" tweets, so now we have to listen to Wordle tweets, which are a bunch of "black star black star black star" nonsense.

twitter.com/mcdizziness/status

Soliciting advice - fear of flying 

Anxiety around flying, I have it

Couple of people have advised going to my GP but i don't want to take up an appointment space just for this...

Anyone had any resources, things that worked for them, people to talk to etc??

Everything is getting to "too much" for most people these days. The people who tend to be the most resilient have had people leaning on them without a break for a long while, and they're also starting to crack.

If there is someone in your circle you think isn't struggling, reach out to them. There's a significant chance they need a little emotional care right now, because they're probably providing a lot of it to others.

The special kind of resignation at accepting annoying public health measures implemented in the name of Covid that we've known for months (if not years) do not affect the spread of Covid at all

If you make a piece of software, and people are required to use that piece of software in order to, say, pay for their housing or groceries or pay back a loan, you are on the hook to make sure that software works for _every single person_ who needs to use it.

All of them.

Every screen reader user. Every person with muscle issues who can't use a mouse. Everyone who doesn't speak English. Everyone with three first names, or no last name. Everyone who is Irish or Jewish and has a ' in their name. Everyone with slow internet.

EVERY person.

"Oh we don't have the resources to do that!" Great. Then you don't have the resources to make and sell that kind of software. Pack up and go home.

Hey all, I have a sincere request. Please boost if you can.

I am helping some wonderful people in Merauke in West Papua learn more about their colonial past. I have always supported the Papuan people in their struggle for self-knowledge and freedom.

Could anyone who speaks Dutch please help me translate this text here into English?

I am going to then help translate this text with them into Indonesian. If someone knows how to translate Dutch into Indonesian, that would be just perfect!!

Again, please boost.

I'm curious, how many of you all would consider yourself / identify as neurodivergent vs. neurotypical?

Context: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurod

Can you touch type?

Had a conversation on here which surprized me - someone said touch typing wasn't as prevelant as I though.

I haven't worked with anyone in the last... I don't know, 30 years? who could not. (That's across 3 countries.) It was taught (and required) in schools (4 different schools systems, 2 different US states) when I was in school (pre-home computers, 10 years before the internet.)

I'd like to know - of the people on the Fediverse, who can touch type?
(That would, I assume, mean people who are typing things somewhat regularly.)

(Please boost, 7 day poll)

There will be a follow up poll about "taught in school" so I can understand a bit more.

Looks like I'm going to Münich for my next post-doc. If anyone has any Germany-related tips, lmk!

(boosts welcome)

video gaems 

spent 3 hours on flame in the flood - got to further than I ever have before!!

Hi folks! All of my books are pay-what-you-want on itch for a few days!

It's very important to me that my books are free a few times a year to anyone who wants them.

I'm also celebrating my birthday and this always feels like a nice way to do it.

itch.io/s/63874/pay-what-you-w

can y’all help a black mom and daughter get groceries for christmas?

this year has been hard on my mom and me. first of all i’ve been suffering from the effects of long covid (got it before the vax was released), while mom is on disability, so money has been tight. i’m hoping to raise some money so she doesn’t have to worry about making dimes stretch on christmas day.
paypal.me/serenadavis4

I don't know if you've all been following the Jeans and Jorts saga, but apparently "buttering the cat" is disability Twitter's new name for people trying to implement accessibility features without actually consulting disabled people

graniteandsunlight.wordpress.c

Do I know anyone with expertise in Essex's Rebellion (England, c. 1601), specifically the trial of Essex and Southampton? Bonus points if you have access to rare or obscure academic materials.

I know a (published) historical fiction author looking for materials, and I'd love to connect you.

to all those who post cat pictures:

rest assured that I respond verbally in the proper manner, namely an exclamation of "kitty!", whether or not I do so online

thank you for your attention

my colleagues didn't recognise me because I wasn't in scrubs 😂

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